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WV Press Capitol Daily: West Virginia legislative, committee schedules for Friday, March 5

CHARLESTON, W.VA. — West Virginia Press Association each day will share the schedules of West Virginia’s State Senate and House of Delegates on and on Facebook and Twitter at @wvpress.

Friday, March 5 – 24th day of the session

Face coverings should be worn in all public areas of the Capitol.

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The Senate will convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:


  • SCR 12: Applying to Congress to call convention to propose amendments allowing state legislatures to pass legislation overriding certain restrictive federal laws
  • SCR 13: Urging Adjutant General to establish Honor Guard in each unit to perform military funeral honors
  • SR 12: Memorializing life of John W. Small, Jr., WV’s longest serving elected official and dedicated public servant


  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 368: Authorizing DEP to develop Reclamation of Abandoned and Dilapidated Properties Program – (Com. title amend. pending)
  • Eng. SB 381: Creating nonresident three-day fishing license
  • Eng. Com. Sub. for SB 434: Requiring training for law-enforcement officers responsible for investigating crimes of sexual assault
  • Eng. SB 463: Consolidating position of Inspector General of former Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Abuse Unit and position of Director of Insurance Fraud Unit
  • Eng. SB 501: Continuing and indexing of license and stamp fees
  • Eng. SB 537: Relating generally to kidnapping


  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 294: Relating generally to savings and investment programs offered by state
  • SB 305: Providing exemption from consumers sales and service tax for certain aircraft maintenance
  • Com. Sub. for SB 343: Authorizing DMV to process online driver’s license or identification card change of address
  • Com. Sub. for SB 375: Relating to county boards of education policies for open enrollment
  • SB 376: Removing obsolete provisions regarding DOH standards for studded tires and chains (original similar to HB 2668)
  • SB 390: Reorganizing Health Care Authority under DHHR and clarifying responsibilities for all-payer claims database
  • SB 397: Relating to health care provider tax
  • SB 404: Modifying well work permits issued by DEP Office of Oil and Gas
  • Com. Sub. for SB 421: Authorizing Workforce West Virginia to hire at-will employees
  • Com. Sub. for SB 429: Exempting Division of Emergency Management from Purchasing Division requirements for certain contracts (original similar to HB 2745)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 435: Requiring county superintendents to authorize certain school principals or administrators at nonpublic schools to issue work permits for enrolled students
  • Com. Sub. for SB 439: Allowing use or nonuse of safety belt as admissible evidence in civil actions (original similar to HB 2809)
  • Com. Sub. for SB 469: Permitting and establishing requirements for appearance by video for purpose of notarial acts


  • SB 39: Prohibiting insurance coverage from requiring prior authorization for tests to stage cancer
  • Com. Sub. for SB 334: Establishing license application process for harm reduction programs
  • Com. Sub. for Com. Sub. for SB 339: Expanding types of agricultural operations that are protected from nuisance and other legal actions
  • Com. Sub. for SB 344: Relating to credit for qualified rehabilitated buildings investment
  • Com. Sub. for SB 370: Requiring certain documents that contain wage records be considered confidential
  • Com. Sub. for SB 383: Relating to exempting certain organizations from property taxation
  • SB 456: Relating to Natural Resources Police Officers Retirement System
  • Com. Sub. for SB 460: Relating to Deputy Sheriff Retirement System Act
  • SB 467: Relating to WV Municipal Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement System


9 a.m.: Judiciary (208W)

  • SB 422: Establishing common law “veil piercing” claims not be used to impose personal liability
  • SB 500: Prohibiting intimidation and retaliation against public officers and employees, jurors, and witnesses
  • SB 498: Amending definition of “sexual contact”

All committee meetings, whether held in the committee rooms or the Chamber, will be streamed live for public viewing.

Committee times and agendas are subject to change. Follow @WVSenClerk on Twitter for updates.

All Senate Committee meetings and floor sessions are available for both live streaming and to watch again in our archives. The link to the Senate’s archived video page can be found here:


Senate Bills to be Introduced Friday, March 5, 2021

  • SB 561: Election Security and Access Act of 2021 (FN) (Lindsay; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 562: Relating to juvenile competency proceedings (Trump; Judiciary)
  • SB 563: Banning certain medical abortions (FN) (Rucker; Health and Human Resources then Judiciary)
  • SB 564: Creating Office of State Inspector General (FN) (Ihlenfeld, Smith; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 565: Relating generally to elections (FN) (Roberts, Takubo; Judiciary)
  • SB 566: Relating to interpretations of school laws (Weld; Judiciary)
  • SB 567: Requiring health benefit plans provide insurance to persons with pre-existing conditions (Stollings; Banking and Insurance then Judiciary)
  • SB 568: Relating to measures Governor may make during state of emergency (Azinger; Government Organization then Judiciary)
  • SB 569: Relating to damages for medical monitoring (Azinger; Judiciary)
  • SB 570: Creating Campus Self-Defense Act (Phillips, Martin, Stover, Smith; Judiciary)
  • SB 571: Providing earned income tax credit against personal income tax (FN) (Baldwin, Lindsay; Finance)
  • SB 572: Creating Patrolman Cassie Johnson Memorial Act (FN) (Phillips; Judiciary then Finance)
  • SB 573: Requiring disclaimers on third-party, nongovernment solicitations mailed or otherwise provided to businesses (Smith; Judiciary)
  • SB 574: Relating to prioritizing county and municipality officials for COVID-19 vaccinations (Hamilton; Health and Human Resources)
  • SB 575: Creating tax credit for individuals who complete firearms safety course (FN) (Baldwin; Finance)
  • SB 576: Mandating coverage for medical care of State Police officers injured in line of duty (FN) (Phillips; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 577: Exempting certain fire departments from licensure requirements for providing rapid response services (Phillips, Stollings; Government Organization)
  • SB 578: Removing requirement of imminent lawless action to prerequisite for crime of intimidation (Ihlenfeld; Judiciary)
  • SB 579: Establishing WV State Police Loan Forgiveness Program (FN) (Ihlenfeld; Government Organization then Finance)
  • SB 580: Updating WV Governmental Ethics Act (Ihlenfeld; Judiciary)
  • SB 581: Relating to online privacy protection for minors (Ihlenfeld; Judiciary)
  • SB 582: Lowering legal age to sell or deliver wine from 18 to 16 (Caputo; Judiciary)
  • SB 583: Increasing required medical coverage for autism spectrum disorders (Caputo; Banking and Insurance then Finance)
  • SB 584: Establishing program to pay monthly allotment to certain veterans (FN) (Caputo; Military then Finance)
  • SB 585: Requiring BOE create and provide course in family and consumer sciences in secondary schools (Beach; Education)
  • SB 586: Providing WV veterans 50 percent off fees and charges at state parks (FN) (Baldwin; Military then Finance)
  • SCR 14: Creating WV Women’s Suffrage Memorial (Boley, Azinger, Baldwin, Beach, Caputo, Clements, Ihlenfeld, Jeffries, Karnes, Lindsay, Martin, Maynard, Nelson, Phillips, Roberts, Romano, Stollings, Swope, Weld, Woelfel)
  • SCR 15: Extending certain leases between US Army Corps of Engineers and Nicholas County Airport Authority (Hamilton)
  • SR 13: Recognizing Benjamin Portaro, decorated US Army combat veteran and centenarian (Romano, Martin, Weld)
  • SR 14: Pierpont Community and Technical College Day (Beach)
  • SR 15: Acknowledging WV Botanic Garden, Inc. (Beach)
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Public HearingCommittee on Government Organization

3 p.m. – Room 215 E

H. C. R. 9, Urging Congress to call a convention of states to limit terms of office of the US House of Representatives.

House will convene at 11 a.m. On the agenda:


Com. Sub. for H. B. 2363 –     Relating to “Best Interests of the Child Protection Act of 2021” (Capito) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 272 –       Relating to WV Employment Law Worker Classification Act

Com. Sub. for S. B. 277 –       Creating COVID-19 Jobs Protection Act (Capito) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2004 –     Permit a licensed health care professional from another state to practice in this state through telehealth when registered with the appropriate West Virginia board (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2015 –     Requiring rules of local boards of health to be approved by the county commission except in cases of a public health emergency (J. Pack) (Effective From Passage)

H. B. 2536 –                             Relating to expressions of legislative intent regarding equivalent instruction time (Ellington) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2628 –     Relating to the removal of the prohibition on having ATMs in the area where racetrack video lottery machines are located (Capito) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 216 –       Authorizing Department of Commerce to promulgate legislative rules (Capito) (Effective From Passage) [Judiciary Committee Amendment Pending]

H. B. 2582 –                             Relating to creating a third set of conditions for the professional teaching certificate (Ellington) (Regular)

H. B. 2590 –                             Relating to the West Virginia Employment Law Worker Classification Act (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2620 –     Relating to a departmental study of the child protective services and foster care workforce (J. Pack) (Regular)

Special Calendar


Com. Sub. for S. B. 270 –       Providing for collection of tax by hotel marketplace facilitators (Steele) (Regular)

S. B. 358 –                               Removing prohibition on ATMs located in area where racetrack video lottery machines are located (Regular) [Amendment Pending] [Right to Amend]

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2257 –     Relating to extended supervision for certain drug offenders (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2507 –     Remove the limitations on advertising and promotional activities by limited video lottery retailers (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2621 –     Mandating certification for certain members of fire departments, require certain types of training, allow specialized personnel who are not firefighters to be members of a department, and require the postings of fire department evaluations (Steele) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2675 –     Relating to costs and interest in eminent domain condemnation proceedings (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2741 –                             Relating to expansion of the alcohol test and lock program to offenders with a drug related offense (Capito) (Regular)


Com. Sub. for S. B. 280 –       Relating to e-commerce modernization (Steele) (Regular)

S. B. 372 –                               Providing greater discretion to WV Board of Medicine to approve graduate clinical training (J. Pack) (Regular) [Health and Human Resources Committee Amendment Pending]

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2221 –     Relating to the establishment of an insurance innovation process (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2335 –     Increasing the minimum criminal penalty for a driver who, in an impaired state, causes the death of a minor (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2701 –                             Relating to authorizing the Division of Rehabilitation Services to approve acceptable training programs required for low vision individuals to obtain a Class G drivers license (Steele) (Regular)

H. B. 2709 –                             Providing that the aggregate liability of a surety on a consumer protection bond under the West Virginia Fintech Regulatory Sandbox Program does not exceed the principal sum of the bond (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2764 –                             Allow the Division of Financial Institutions to enter into reciprocity agreements with other jurisdictions that operate similar programs to the West Virginia Fintech Sandbox Program (Capito) (Regular)

Com. Sub. for H. B. 2765 –     Relating to allowing emergency management and operations’ vehicles operated by airports to use red flashing warning lights (Capito) (Regular)

H. B. 2905 –                             Relating to repealing the prohibition against the use of certain words (J. Pack) (Regular)


H. B. 2906 –                             Relating to the School Building Authority’s allocation of money (Ellington) (Regular)


Committee on Finance9 a.m. – House Chamber

Committee on the Judiciary9 a.m. – Room 215 E

Committee on Rules10:45 a.m. – Room 418 M


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